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Robert Wilson: Moving portraits

Robert Wilson: Moving portraits presents a series of remarkable video portraits of international celebrities, artists, ordinary people and animals, created by the New York artist, designer and director.

Acclaimed internationally for his prodigious and highly inventive theatre and opera direction, Wilson has incorporated a multitude of creative elements into his video portraits. Lighting, costume, make-up, choreography, scenography and sound are ingeniously crafted into imperceptibly slow-moving tableaux, which urge audiences to reconsider the nature of portraiture. His mesmerising works, displayed to human scale, will stand in conversation with highlights from AGSA’s portrait collection, while also complementing the array of portraits on display in the co-ticketed exhibition Archie 100.

Many of the video portraits refer to pivotal moments in art history and have been created through collaborations with renowned contemporary performers and artists such as Lady Gaga, Isabella Rossellini, Brad Pitt, Zhang Huan and Robert Downey Jr. Each work is captured in high-definition video and displayed on large monitors to create an arresting ensemble of characters and moods.

Robert Wilson: Moving portraits is an Australian exclusive for AGSA. One Ticket, Two Exhibitions

Buy an exhibition ticket and gain access to both Robert Wilson: Moving portraits and Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize. Tickets are untimed and undated. The exhibitions can be experienced on separate days if desired.

Adult $25
Concession $20
Members $18
Full Time Student (Age 13+) $15
Child (Age 5-12) $10
Child (0-4 years) Free
Family Bundle $50
Group of 8+ $18 per person
Member season pass $60 - available in person at AGSA For schools

School Bookings K-12 $50 per class, $30 equity​​​. Guided and self-guided visits available.






  • 09.07.2022 - 03.10.2022
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    Galerie Thomas Schulte »

    OPENING HOURS:
    TUESDAY – SATURDAY
    12PM – 6PM



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  • Robert Wilson, HD Video, 2013, Music by Michael Galasso, Frame Still, Courtesy RW Work Ltd.
    Robert Wilson, HD Video, 2013, Music by Michael Galasso, Frame Still, Courtesy RW Work Ltd.
    Galerie Thomas Schulte